Monday, January 29, 2018
History for January 29 - On-This-Day.com:
Thomas Paine 1737, William McKinley (U.S.) 1843, W.C. Fields 1880
Paddy Chayefsky 1923, Tom Selleck 1945 - Actor (Television: "Magnum P.I."), Oprah Winfrey 1954
1845 - Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror."
1850 - Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.
1856 - Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, was founded by Queen Victoria.
1886 - The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz, was patented.
1958 - Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.
1958 - Charles Starkweather was captured by police in Wyoming.
1985 - The Dow Jones industrial average peaked at 1,292.62.
1999 - The U.S. Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two presidential advisers for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial.